To-go cocktails require a thoughtful approach
Eastern Med flavors add intrigue to beverage menus
Look to fruit to sweeten, brighten, lighten and enhance your beverage program
Grape brandy, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, rosé, dehydrated lemon slice, mint-skewered raspberry
Bourbon, Cotton & Reed Allspice Dram, egg white, citrus, tea powder
Brixton Mash Destroyer, Bruto Americano, sweet vermouth
Mellow Yellow Jell-o Shots with tequila, limoncello, lemon-lime cordial, gelatin
Vodka, lime juice, simple syurp, Portell Cava, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
Smoke Break with Nikka Coffey grain whisky, cream sherry, Carpano Antica, black cherry and coffee bitters
Pratsch rosé, Dolin Blanc, lime juice, mint simple syrup, Social Pink Grapefruit Ginger sparkling wine
Empress Indigo Gin, lime juice, rosemary syrup, egg white, wildflowers
Clarified milk punch, lemon, Blue Majik pineapple juice, blue algae, Bacardi 4-Year, cinnamon bark cordial
Through the Woods with Koval Cranberry Gin, Matchless Coffee Soda, ginger, evergreen
A5 Negroni made with Japanese whisky, Wagyu fat, Campari, sweet vermouth, blood orange juice
To identify what is being done to drive appeal and sales of cocktails at trend-forward concepts, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits set out on its second-annual fact-finding tour. The standout discovery this year is the creative and sophisticated use of high-impact ingredients that introduce unique profiles to classic cocktails. Based on our research, here are four key opportunities in the cocktail category.
Riviera 31 offers a Fighter Weapon School aka top gun: Bulleit bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, lemon juice, passionfruit juice
The Whistler offers its Golden Fleece: Kikusui Funaguchi sake, preserved Meyer lemon, honey, soda
A creative take on the classic Manhattan cocktail, except this one uses sweet potato-infused vodka and mole bitters.
Shake up a chilled almond and toffee martini for Happy Hour, and don't forget to rim the glass with almond milk and cocoa powder for an extra touch of flavor.